Phil Mickelson. (AFP Photograph)
Phil Mickelson stated on Friday he accepted a particular exemption from the United States Golf Affiliation (USGA) to play in subsequent month’s US Open, the one main event he has not received.
Mickelson, a runner-up on the US Open a report six instances, shall be making his thirtieth look within the nationwide championship which this 12 months shall be performed June 17-20 at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California.
“Profitable the US Open has been a lifelong and elusive dream, and I’ve come shut so many instances,” stated Mickelson, a San Diego native. “You’ll be able to’t win when you don’t play. I’m honoured and appreciative of the USGA for the chance and look ahead to taking part in in my hometown on a golf course I grew up on.”
The 50-year-old Mickelson, who has ten top-10 US Open finishes, was the first-round chief final week at Quail Hole however finally fell aside an completed in 69th place.
Mickelson counts 5 main championships amongst his 44 wins on the PGA Tour and is attempting to turn out to be solely the sixth man to finish the profession grand slam by successful every of golf’s 4 majors.
“Phil Mickelson’s unimaginable USGA taking part in report and general profession achievements are among the many most noteworthy within the recreation’s historical past,” stated USGA Chief Govt Mike Davis. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to this 12 months’s US Open at Torrey Pines.”
Hale Irwin is the one participant to win the US Open taking part in on a particular exemption, doing so in a 19-hole playoff over Mike Donald in 1990 at Medinah.